Tuesday, October 02, 2007

March Towards Democracy & Freedom (2 Oct 2007)

A nice weekday morning, many police officers had blocked the Ampang Hilir Road in Kuala Lumpur. More than two thousands Burmese, they are men, women and children gather in front of Burma Embassy Malaysia.
They were chanting, shouting and holding banners. They want the military regime to stop killing people. They were here for the democracy and freedom.
Babies and children joined the crowd too. They might not know what was and what is happening but in future, they will know and we hope that they don't have to be here shouting and chanting for democracy in the next 10 years as their parents did now.

I was there this morning as the representative from Young Progressive Southeast Asia (YPSEA) and also DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) International Secretary. I was there to extend our solidarity support to the people who are struggling and suffering in Burma now.

I sincerely hope that this time, the international society and institutes such as UN and ASEAN can do something to stop the mass killing and lead the country back to the democracy path.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Report from YPSEA study tour in Berlin

Jusos - The Largest Youth Wing of Germany Socialist Party

The internal structure for the Jusos has a very strong and comprehensive base. District- State- National -EU. The students group is one of the important bases for Jusos. Other than Jusos National leadership, Jusos leader also extended their influences in the National Students League, German National Commitettee (church group, other party youth wing will be included), EU Youth Forum and also the Labour Union. The entire youth group receives funds from the government, EU, party, FES and also from their own membership fees.

There are part time and full time staffs in each level of the structure that is to maintain and support each level of the organisation. Some departments such as International Secretary, is a salary based post supported by a group of expert team. The SPD International Department study international cases and provides brief and correct information to party leaders as well as ministers in order to allow them to make the right statement and decision in a short time.